💡 for new + early-stage founders

Websites that inspire confidence in your vision, service and leadership

Don't leave your startup brand to the mercy of a cheap template. Up your game, with a tailored landing page that shows you've got the standard & quality to execute 🚀

Websites that inspire confidence in your vision, service and leadership

Don't leave your startup brand up to the mercy of a cheap template. Up your game, with a tailored landing page that shows you've got the standard & quality to execute 🚀

well-designed websites flexible-editing plans market-leading pricing

💡 do justice to your vision

You didn't get into business to survive. You got into business to defy expectations and thrive.

At the start, the chips are stacked against you. 99% of founders will flounder. They simply won't pick-up the momentum to fuel meaningful progress. And that's rarely because they flunked a deal or made the wrong turn on GtM strategy. It's because they forget how to build leverage, and deal, with stakeholders who don't have a reason to care.The truth is that a well-designed website does more than sell your product - it sells your ability as a founder to bring your vision to life. It indicates whether or not you care about the customer experience & journey - and whether you understand the true power of branding and new-age customer tastes.Our design-centric web-building packages have been built to solve the obvious design gaps founders face. Scroll down to see how it works.

🧱 your landing page blocks

Design-first sites that show you're a leader worth backing

Get a well-designed, well-formatted and responsive website that equips you with leverage, by giving investors, employees & customers a reason to believe in your ability to successfully take your business to market.

well-designed websites flexible-editing plans market-leading pricing

🦸 hero block

Keep customers & visitors engaged on your page for longer

Make a lasting first impression that hooks visitors & draws them in. Don't let outdated designs represent your brand!

📱 main body

Capture your message succinctly to avoid mental block

Make it easy for visitors to understand what you do - with well-formatted assets and copy that fit your brand narrative.

🔍 small details

Well-fitted designs that emphasise your high-standards

Get the perfect balance of text, graphics, and formatting for a custom, professional look. We handle the small details, so that you don't have to.

Previous Work

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about

No-one will listen to your story unless they believe you have a reason to tell it

We want to help you bring your story to life. Do your vision the justice it requires!

🧩 features

Your Landing Page

We make stunning websites possible. Our landing page packages come with the following features, to drive engagement & boost conversion 🚀

📝
SEO Content

Get seen as a top-ranking result when people search on Google for a related service "near me"

🖼️
Custom Graphics

In case you don't have any, we'll create custom graphics to bring your website to life & inspire visitor confidence

💳
Online Payments

Want to start receiving money online? We'll get you set-up with Stripe, Square, PayPal and other processors

📱
Beautiful Forms

Keep your forms user-friendly so you're fuelling conversion & keeping track of visitors on your site

Using Wix or Squarespace to host your website?

Unclear about the switch to Applio and what that means for your existing site? Get in touch for a free consultation.

🪜 how it works

We're a design-focused website builder

Squarespace & Wix are for people who need to build websites quick. We're built for founders & directors who want design-centric websites fast.

Onboarding Call

Schedule a chat with us to ideate and handover your assets, copy & website design

Created within a week

We'll get straight to work - designing & creating your website in accordance with your package

Go live!

We'll set up your domain or connect your website to ours, and manage your DNS settings

Edits & Modification

Get monthly editing rights and edit over the course of, and in accordance with your plan features

Created within a week

We'll get straight to work - designing & creating your website in accordance with your package

Onboarding Call

Schedule a chat with us to ideate and handover your assets, copy & website design

Go live!

We'll set up your domain or connect your website to ours, and manage your DNS settings

Edits & Modification

Get monthly editing rights and edit over the course of, and in accordance with your plan features

🛍️ pricing

The Ultimate Website Package for Startups

Optimise your site over the long-term without compromising on poor design (as is often the case with DIY web builder platforms) or worrying about expensive agency costs!

Web Design Agency

get the finish - at a high-cost

Includes the following:

✅ Managed Service

✅ 1-month build

✅ Formatting & Quality Control

✅ SEO & copywriting

❌ Bespoke graphics

✅ Domain management & support

❌ Privacy audits & policies

✅ Custom embeds


£1,000 minimum

Includes desposit paid upfront

Web Builders

wix, squarespace - the tools, not the finish

Includes the following:

❌ Managed Service

✅ 1 week build

❌ Formatting & Quality Control

✅ SEO-optimised copy

❌ Bespoke graphics

✅ Domain management & support

❌ Privacy audits & policies

✅ Custom embeds


£200+ per year

Excludes cost of freelancers

ApplioBase

informational sites as a product

Includes the following:

✅ 1-hour managed service monthly

✅ Under 2 week build

✅ Formatting & Quality Control

✅ SEO-optimised on-page copy

✅ 1x bespoke graphic monthly

✅ Domain management & support

✅ Privacy audits & policies

✅ 2x Custom embeds


£350 for first year

Billed annually. £230 billed per subsequent year.

ApplioPro+

for community-building companies

Everything in ApplioBase, plus:

✅ +1 hour managed service

✅ +3 additional pages

✅ +1 graphic revisions monthly

✅ 1x Custom CSS Code

✅ +1GB allowance (for media)

✅ +3 Custom embeds


£650 per year

Billed every 6 months

Looking for a simpler, or more complex, build?

We're always happy to help startups build better websites. Whether you need a bespoke single static landing page to collect emails, or you're looking for some tailoring support with an existing template on a site like Wix or Squarespace, get in touch to discuss your requirements today!

📞 contact us

Get in touch

For any questions, please get in touch by email, or schedule a call with our Design team

about

Ambitious founders & directors need to tell stories

A story speaks to the conviction of the story-teller. It tells us the "why" without having the speaker explicitly and underwhelmingly tell us. It gets us excited, unlocking the child-like desire to imagine - to dream. It's a tool that since before Homer, leaders & innovators have used to communicate their agenda.But no-one will listen to your story unless they believe you have a reason to tell it.Your audience won't explicitly give you the chance to tell it. Your audience will scout you out first - on socials & most importantly, your website. A poor website today? That's a lost audience-member. A lost customer. A lost supporter.That's why we're in business. We see small businesses & founders failing to tell exciting stories, because they're not leaving a good impression on strangers.We're founders - we know that you don't want to focus on non-revenue or non-management issues - we know, that you don't have the time to become a design aficionado.That's why we're bringing great design, at a low cost to Britain's SMEs & startups. We're building the design-first version of Wix and Squarespace. Watch this space!

careers

Join our team!

We're validating demand for design-first websites by reversing the approach taken by conventional website players on the market. We think the age of DIY web-builders & templates is over. Why? Because current solutions are unable to help founders build sites that meet their (and everyone else's) sophisticated & design-oriented expectations.So no more DIY, self-serve platforms - we're building for web-design-as-a-service.SUBMIT AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST APPLICATION BELOW

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Applio Studios

comparison

Squarespace vs Applio

Squarespace is a popular web-builder used by many new businesses. They offer templates for users to self-build on their platform. Pricing ranges from £12 - £35 per month, excluding many of the vital services (like graphic design) that are required to convey your vision fully.

Feature SetSquarespaceApplio
Self-service Platform
Touch-ups and formatting
Bespoke Graphics
Privacy Audits & Policies
Monthly Editing Rights
Contact Form
Sign Up/Email Collection
Payment Intergration

Privacy Policy

Effective 31 October 2023.This Privacy Policy applies between you, the User of this Website, and Creatorstudios LTD, the owner and provider of this Website. Creatorstudios LTD takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This Privacy Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.Definitions and Interpretation
In this Privacy Policy, the following definitions are used:
Data - collectively all information that you submit to Creatorstudios LTD via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;
Cookies - a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below (Cookies);
Data Protection Laws - any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the GDPR, and any national implementing and supplementary laws, regulations and secondary legislation;
GDPR - the UK General Data Protection Regulation;
Creatorstudios LTD, we or us - Creatorstudios LTD, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 15083586 whose registered office is at 143 High Street Wanstead, London, E11 2RL;
UK and EU Cookie Law - the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 & the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2018;
User or you - any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Creatorstudios LTD and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Creatorstudios LTD and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and
Website - the website that you are currently using, tdr.applio.co.uk, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
In this Privacy Policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:
the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this Privacy Policy;
a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
"including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";
reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this Privacy Policy.
Scope of this Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy applies only to the actions of Creatorstudios LTD and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.
For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Creatorstudios LTD is the "data controller". This means that Creatorstudios LTD determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.Data Collected
We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
name;
date of birth;
gender;
job title;
profession;
contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests;
financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;
IP address (automatically collected);
web browser type and version (automatically collected);
operating system (automatically collected);
a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);
in each case, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
How We Collect Data
We collect Data in the following ways:
data is given to us by you;
data is received from other sources; and
data is collected automatically.
Data That is Given to Us by You
Creatorstudios LTD will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:
when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;
when you register with us and set up an account to receive our products/services;
when you make payments to us, through this Website or otherwise;
when you elect to receive marketing communications from us;
when you use our services;
in each case, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
Data That is Received From Third Parties
Creatorstudios LTD will receive Data about you from the following third parties:
Apollo.io.
Data That is Received From Publicly Available Third Parties Sources
We will receive Data about you from the following publicly available third party sources:
LinkedIn
Data That is Collected Automatically
To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:
we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.
we will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed "Cookies".
Our Use of Data
Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
internal record keeping;
improvement of our products / services;
transmission by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you;
contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Website;
in each case, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed "Your rights" below).For the delivery of direct marketing to you via e-mail, we'll need your consent, whether via an opt-in or soft-opt-in:
soft opt-in consent is a specific type of consent which applies when you have previously engaged with us (for example, you contact us to ask us for more details about a particular product/service, and we are marketing similar products/services). Under "soft opt-in" consent, we will take your consent as given unless you opt-out.
for other types of e-marketing, we are required to obtain your explicit consent; that is, you need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by, for example, checking a tick box that we'll provide.
if you are not satisfied with our approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see the section headed "Your rights" below.
When you register with us and set up an account to receive our services, the legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.We may use your Data to show you Creatorstudios LTD adverts and other content on other websites. If you do not want us to use your data to show you Creatorstudios LTD adverts and other content on other websites, please turn off the relevant cookies (please refer to the section headed "Cookies" below).
Who We Share Data With
We may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:
our employees, agents and/or professional advisors - to obtain advice from professional advisers or to carry out our service duties;
third party payment providers who process payments made over the Website - to enable third party payment providers to process user payments and refunds;
relevant authorities - to facilitate the detection of crime or the collection of taxes or duties;
in each case, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
Keeping Data Secure
We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:
access to your account is controlled by a password and a user name that is unique to you.
we store your Data on secure servers
payment details are encrypted using SSL technology (typically you will see a lock icon or green address bar (or both) in your browser when we use this technology.
Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address: applio.tech@gmail.com.If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.Data Retention
Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.
Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.Your Rights
You have the following rights in relation to your Data:
Right to access - the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is "manifestly unfounded or excessive." Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
Right to correct - the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
Right to erase - the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.
Right to restrict our use of your Data - the right to "block" us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.
Right to data portability - the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.
Right to object - the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.
To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address: applio.tech@gmail.com.If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO's contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/.It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.Links to Other Websites
This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This Privacy Policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the Privacy Policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.
Changes of Business Ownership and Control
Creatorstudios LTD may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Creatorstudios LTD. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Privacy Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.
We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.Cookies
This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. Creatorstudios LTD uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of services. Creatorstudios LTD has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.
All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling Creatorstudios LTD to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.This Website may place the following Cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies - These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies - They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies - These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). By using the Website, you agree to our placement of functionality cookie.
Targeting cookies - These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find a list of Cookies that we use in the Cookies Schedule.
We give you control over which Cookies we use. You can adjust your cookies preferences at any time at: mailto:ejaaz@applio.co.uk.
You can also choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please see the help menu in your internet browser. You can switch off Cookies at any time, however, you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently.You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however, you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.

General
You may not transfer any of your rights under this Privacy Policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this Privacy Policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this Privacy Policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this Privacy Policy will not be affected.

Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.Changes to This Privacy Policy
Creatorstudios LTD reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations. You may contact Creatorstudios LTD by email at applio.tech@gmail.com.
Cookies
Below is a list of the cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know.
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Cookies Schedule
Below is a list of the cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know.
Strictly Necessary
We use the following strictly necessary cookies:

DescriptionPurpose
JSESSIONIDGeneral purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.
_cfbmThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.
_cfbmThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.

FunctionalityWe use the following functionality cookies:

DescriptionPurpose
vuidThese cookies are used by the Vimeo video player on websites.
hubspotutkThis cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. HubSpot report that its purpose is user authentication. As a persistent rather than a session cookie it cannot be classified as Strictly Necessary.

Analytical/PerformanceWe use the following analytical/performance cookies:

DescriptionPurpose
vuidThis cookie is used by Google Analytics to persist session state.
_gaThis cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
__hstcThis cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot `platform. It is reported by them as being used for website analytics.
__hssrcThis cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. It is reported by them as being used for website analytics.
__hsscThis cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. It is reported by them as being used for website analytics.

TargetingWe use the following targeting cookies:

DescriptionPurpose
CLIDThis cookie is usually set by Dstillery to enable sharing media content to social media. It may also gather information on website visitors when they use social media to share website content from the page visited.
ANONCHKThis cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.
SRM_BThis is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie that ensures the proper functioning of this website.
SMThis is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie which we use to measure the use of the website for internal analytics.
MRThis is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie which we use to measure the use of the website for internal analytics.
messagesUtkThis cookie is used to recognize visitors who chat with you via the chatflows tool. If the visitor leaves your site before they're added as a contact, they will have this cookie associated with their browser.
MUIDThis cookie is widely used my Microsoft as a unique user identifier. It can be set by embedded microsoft scripts. Widely believed to sync across many different Microsoft domains, allowing user tracking.
MRThis is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie which we use to measure the use of the website for internal analytics.
MUIDThis cookie is widely used my Microsoft as a unique user identifier. It can be set by embedded microsoft scripts. Widely believed to sync across many different Microsoft domains, allowing user tracking.

Onboarding

If you have any questions or would like to run through this form in-person, please contact Ejaaz on +44 7557147706 or get in touch via email at ejaaz@applioventures.co.uk.